GE phase-out marks the beginning of the end for CFL bulbs

February 3, 2016 by  
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Is this the beginning of the end for CFL bulbs? Even though it has held the title for many years, the best pick for an inexpensive and energy efficient light bulb is no longer the compact fluorescent bulb, . General Electric is following the trend of consumers opting for LED bulbs and has decided to phase out CFL bulbs completely by the end of the year. Read the rest of GE phase-out marks the beginning of the end for CFL bulbs

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Lockheed Martin Announces a Major Breakthrough in Nuclear Fusion

October 16, 2014 by  
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It sounds like something out of a science fiction movie, with secret laboratories and futuristic technologies , but this movie is real. Lockheed Martin’s stealthy Skunk Works division recently revealed that is has created a compact nuclear fusion reactor that could completely alter the way we power our world. Speaking to Aviation Week , researchers explained that they have been quietly working on a device that could produce cleaner, safer and more powerful energy than ever before. Read the rest of Lockheed Martin Announces a Major Breakthrough in Nuclear Fusion Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: clean nuclear power , clean power , CNF , Compact Nuclear Fusion , lockheed martin , Lockheed Marting fusion , new atomic age , nuclear fusion breakthrough , nuclear fusion reactor , Skunk Works , Skunk Works fusion

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Smart Transforming Sofabed Saves Space in Style for Compact Living

September 11, 2014 by  
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Whether its moving into a teensy dorm room or squeezing into a small urban apartment, learning to embrace small living quarters is a challenge that many of us have to face. In an effort to make downsizing easier (and more stylish!), designer Matthew Lewis Hill has created the SofaBed, a multifunctional piece of furniture that minimizes floor space but can also transform to fit a variety of needs. Made from American White Oak and 100% wool, the compact Sofabed can comfortably seat two people or pull out to form a double bed. The integrated side table doubles as storage space. + Matthew Lewis Hill The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: matthew lewis hill , multifunctional furniture , reader submitted content , sofabed , tiny apartment , Transforming Furniture , wool

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Fashion Icon Paul Smith Co-Designed a Rotating Shed That Chases Natural Light

September 11, 2014 by  
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World’s First ‘Stealth’ Wind Farm Will Not Interfere With Radar Systems

September 11, 2014 by  
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French energy company EDF is joining forces with wind turbine firm Vestas to create the world’s first ‘stealth’ wind farm, which is designed to minimize interference to radar systems. The site, called the “Ensemble Eolien Catalan” wind farm, will be built near Perpignan and it will produce 96 megawatts, making it the biggest wind farm in France. Read the rest of World’s First ‘Stealth’ Wind Farm Will Not Interfere With Radar Systems Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “wind power” , “wind turbine” , edf , edf wind farm , stealth technology , stealth wind farm , stealth wind turbine , stealth wind turbines , vestas , wind energy , wind farm

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If CEOs hold the key to climate change, why aren’t they driving?

September 20, 2013 by  
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Business leaders want to do more but appear stuck, according to this massive CEO survey by the  U.N. Global Compact  and Accenture.

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Think Twice Before Tossing Eggshells

September 4, 2013 by  
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We have all heard plenty of hype about the health benefits of the “incredible, edible egg,” but the compact little cases they come in do more than just carry your chickens before they hatch. Although eggshells are beneficial for the …

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How corporate governance influences environmental performance

February 8, 2013 by  
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While voluntary initiatives like the U.N. Global Compact encourage companies to incorporate social goals, few offer any detailed guidance. 

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Seven devices and technologies that harness human power for clean energy

October 14, 2011 by  
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Ankit Dahiya: Biomechanical energy harvesting One of the latest technology that harness human power for clean energy. The importance of renewable energy and other green energy have been increasing day by day and we get to see new technologies been developing each day. The most popular energy which is being talked everywhere is the green energy which has become so popular that every person wants to try their hands on it and there is no sign for its stopping. The trend these days is the development of clean energy using the human power. Human power is considered to be the ultimate power that can be used to do all sorts of jobs. This clean energy that is being developed using human power is quite popular and is being used worldwide. This idea was first given and started by a novelist named Frank Herbert who used the human power to harness the energy. There are various techniques available these days to do this sort of conversion. Here we are with a list of seven devices and technologies that harness human power for clean energy. 1. Backpack Generator Harnesses Power of Walking This is a unique and cool concept of converting the human mechanical power into clean energy. This idea was designed by Lawrence Rome and his colleagues who actually made this cool Backpack which is capable of converting the human power into energy. This compact backpack is capable of converting the mechanical power used while walking into power energy. It can produce more than 7 watts of usable power in a small walk able distance. For sure this idea is one of the best and easiest way of producing clean and green energy. 2. Nanogenerator Harvests Mechanical Energy This nano device named Nanogenerator works similarly to an ordinary generator and converts mechanical energy into power. The shape of the Nanogenerator is rectangular and is so compact that you won’t even feel as if you are carrying anything. This compact device is capable of producing a steady flow of energy by using the basic mechanical energy of the human body. It can use ultrasonic waves to generate considerable amount of energy and also can use various sources like mechanical movement of human body including the blood flow inside the body. 3. Vibration Energy Scavenging by Tiny Generator This compact circuit is what defines creativity and a perfect use of mechanical power. Made with cool looks and ultra slim and small sized components, this device is what can be effectively used to generate steady amount of energy. Measuring even less than a cubic centimeter, this device is capable of converting the vibration energy of human body into electrical energy. We have a plenty of vibrating organs in out body which can be effectively used to generate considerable amount of power. 4. Flexible Integrated Energy Device (FIED) – Wearable Rechargers Now here is something that will drive you crazy by its cool looks and effective concept. This clean energy based suit is what every person out there would love to keep. This looks like an ordinary suit but is incorporated with elements and devices that are capable of converting the mechanical energy of human body into power. This is one of the simplest and effective ways and all you have to do is just wear it and move around enjoying your life. This will do its part of job quite easily without even letting you know. 5. Breath Powered USB Charger (And Stillsuit) Breathing is one of the most important operation our body does every second and what could be better is this breathing operation of human beings is converted into electrical energy without any hassle. This compact device does that pretty comfortable and uses your breath operation as a source of producing electrical energy. It is provided with a USB cable that simultaneously allows you to charge up your device using your breathe process. 6. Biomechanical Energy Harvester is the Bee’s Knees The clean energy has so many sources to be used and this one is one the most effective and simplest one. This is actually a Knee cap which can be placed on your knees quite easily. Every time you walk or run wearing them, it uses the mechanical energy of your during the walking process and converts it into considerable amount of energy. It’s like you can do your daily job and side by side keep producing clean energy which can be utilized in various daily operations. 7. Piezoelectric Zinc Oxide Nanowire Fashions for Spring We all knew about the piezoelectric devices which are capable of producing high amount of power just by doing small operations on it. This piezoelectric material made using Zinc oxide has become a trend in the fashion and is being incorporated into shirts and the clothes we wear these days. This cool way has resulted into a new fashion statement and also is being used on a large scale. All you have to do is move around wearing these cool fashionable piezoelectric incorporated shirts and you will be able to generate electricity by making use of human mechanical power.

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7 Ways alternative energy could better predictions

October 14, 2011 by  
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Preeti Dahiya: Renewable Energy sources. Seven ways alternative energy could better predictions. The renewable energy is the talk these days and this technology has evolved at a rapid rate and there actually is no stopping to this green technology. The renewable energy is believed to be the best alternative to the traditional non-renewable sources of energy. These renewable sources of energy are famous for their ecofriendly properties and the cost-efficient operations. This energy doesn’t cost anything to use and is also available in nature in vast quantities and can be used for various purposes. There is no single thing where this energy cannot be used; it’s just that it’s not exposed to most of the people across globe which is why the energy is making slow growth these days. But still the energy is on wide scale exposure by the researchers and there are new technologies being developed every day to find a way of harnessing this energy to the maximum level. Here is a list of seven ways alternative energy could better predictions. 1. Third world emergence The third world emergence is an effective step taken by the U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon towards a green and natural source of producing energy. As this energy is not much exposed to minor nations, the U.N is trying to extend this technology into those countries so that they can also make use of this Eco-friendly energy. By this method, the countries like Africa and Asia will find new ways of global market and will be on a step towards a green and healthy future. This project has been started in many minor countries and will be expanded in coming days. 2. Grid parity and new technology The Grid parity is the next big thing in the renewable energy production and was earlier estimated to be launched all over the world by 2035. But who can wait until then, so few countries have started the traditional Grid parity on a large scale and have been using it to generate optimum quantity of energy. The new technology on this particular type of energy generation is being brought up by various researchers and scientists across the globe. This new technology will take this grid parity generation to a whole new level. And also the technology is focusing on extending the capacity of generation by significant numbers. 3. EPA Rules and retiring coal plants The US government is continuously taking steps to reach an ecofriendly environment. The government now is taking steps towards retiring of coal plants. These coal plants though are the major sources of energy generation in the world at present date but the government of US has taken crucial steps of using the renewable source of energy instead of using the coal plants. The coal plants produce high quantity of smoke and also pollute the environment on a large scale. This alternative will be very favourable to the environment and people. 4. Nuclear concerns The Nuclear energy power plant is one of the major sources of energy production in many countries. But who can forget the deadly effects of nuclear plants and the incidents like the Japan incident is hard to forget. This Japan incident has shocked the whole nation and the government of Japan is recovering fast by using new ways to generate energy. They have opted for green renewable energy now. They have started various projects in most of the cities and are looking to generate energy through these renewable energy resources on a large scale. 5. Partnership with Gas Natural gas is one of the cheap and affordable sources of energy. It is available at affordable prices in most of the countries these days. The price of this natural gas is expected to be stable unlike the prices of fossil fuels which are pretty volatile. Also the Natural gas has least impact on the environment and hence is highly preferred over other sources of energy. These days this gas is being mixed with other fuels and is sols to reduce the price of other fossil fuels and to protect the environment. 6. Military leading the way The American military is always known for its new and latest technological ways of dealing with things. This time the US military have come up with ideas of harnessing the renewable source of energy at a large scale. They are focusing more on the solar, ocean and wind energy as key components of the nation’s security. Moreover this issue has been claimed to be good for the society and thus is now being used widely across US. 7. A new wave of marketing After the awareness among the people about the renewable sources of energy, people have come up with unique and useful ideas that can help out the world in reaching a complete ecofriendly status. There are plenty of consumers who have started going this technology and have given their ideas and thoughts of using this renewable energy effectively. There are new technologies being developed for consumers as they believe the consumers are the one who can drive this technology to the ultimate level.

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